A native of Finland, Petteri Pitko studied harpsichord at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, with Huguette Dreyfus in Paris and with Mitzi Meyerson at the University of Arts in Berlin, from which he graduated with Honours.

As a soloist and chamber musician (among others as a member of the prize-winning trio "U3"), Petteri Pitko is a busy international performer as well as playing with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. He has performed at international Festivals in many European countries (Chamber Music Series of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Musica Festival Strasbourg, Ultraschall-Festival Berlin, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, among others), in China, Korea (Tongyeong International Music Festival) and the Canary Islands. He has worked as continuo player for numerous ensembles, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Ensemble Resonanz in Hamburg, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.

His main interest is in New Music for harpsichord and he has given many World Premieres of chamber music compositions by composers such as Misato Mochizuki, Sarah Nemtsov, Yoav Pasovsky, Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler, Perttu Haapanen and Sebastian Fagerlund.

Since 2012, Petteri Pitko has had a professorship for Chamber Music and Harpsichord at the NOVIA University of Applied Sciences in Vaasa, Finland.